NCDA Honor Band Trip Itinerary
Students should regularly and dilligently practice honor band music so as to be prepared for group rehearsals. These rehearsals are intended for the group to learn to play as an ensemble, experience quality literature, enjoy the honor band experience, and give a top quality performance on Saturday afternoon. In order for this to occur, students must learn the notes, rhythms, and dynamics prior to the honor band clinic.
Hotel fee is $25.00 and is due by Tuesday, December 13th, before the holiday break. Payments may be made by check (made out to Jenks Band) or cash (should be exact amount, turned in an envelope with proper information on the outside).
Proper concert attire consists of:
7th and 8th Grade Students - Contest Attire Uniform
6:00 AM Load Buses
We have two buses going to Stillwater - one for HS students and one for MS. Students in grades 9-12 should check out uniform and load everything at the HS music building. Students in grades 7-8 will load buses in the MS front oval. Remember to bring your suitcase, concert uniform/attire, instrument, folder/music, pencil, mutes (if needed), and money for meals and evening activity (approx $35-40). Students should pack lightly as they will carrying everything on Saturday morning to their rehearsal venue.
Percussion students should make double sure they have brought all necessary instruments and sticks/mallets. It would be a good idea for percussion students to organize all equipment Thursday after school so nothing is accidentally forgotten on Friday morning. Take care of school and personal equipment. We want them to stay in good condition and not to get forgotten, lost, stolen, damaged, or broken.
6:30 AM Depart for Stillwater
8:00 AM Arrive and Unload
Seating is at 8:15. All groups are rehearsing at Stillwater High School, 1224 N. Husband Street
8:30 AM Morning Rehearsals Begin
Rehearsals are from 8:30 - 12:00. HS band is in the Stillwater Performing Arts Auditorium, the JH band is in the Band Room, and the 7th Grade band is in the Orchestra Room.
12:00 PM Lunch
Buses may take students to nearby areas for lunch. Students need approximately $10.00 for fast food type lunch.
1:30 PM Afternoon Rehearsals Begin
Rehearsals are from 1:30 - 5:00
5:00 PM Load Buses
Students will get on the same buses that they rode in the morning to come to Stillwater. Students will have the opportunity to eat at nearby, fast food restaurant for supper - approximately $10.00 will be needed. Then, we will be going to the movies at the Carmike 10, 1909 North Perkins Road, (405) 372-0341. Students will not be allowed to go to a movie rated worse than PG. Below is the link for current movies and ticket prices.
After that, we will check into the hotel. We are staying at the Residence Inn by Marriot, 800 South Murphy Street, (405) 707-0588.
10:00 PM Return to Hotel
Times for students to be in rooms and lights out will be determined once we return to the hotel.
6:30 AM Wake Up
Students should allow enough time to get cleaned and dressed, eat breakfast, pack, and load everything on the buses.
7:00 AM Breakfast
Continental Breakfast is included with the hotel.
7:50 AM Load Buses
Make sure you have not left anything in the hotel as we will not return to hotel after morning rehearsals. Students should be on the same buses as yesterday.
8:10 AM Depart for Rehearsals
Once students have been dropped off for morning rehearsals, buses will return to Jenks. Students will need to unload everything off the bus and keep them in a predetermined place during morning rehearsals. After morning rehearsal, tranportation will now be the responsibility of individual families. Directors will still be present during morning rehearsals but unable to provide transportation to individuals.
8:30 AM Rehearsals Begin
Individual schedules for each band are listed below. Pay close attention to details as schedules are different for each band.
JH band (8th and 9th grade) is in the Stillwater Performing Arts Auditorium, the HS band is in the Band Room, and the 7th Grade band is in the Orchestra Room.
After the rehearsals, parents will pick up their kids and take them to lunch. Students will change into their contest attire while at lunch and arrive back to Stillwater HS in time for their warm-up. (See below schedule)
All Concerts are located at Stillwater High School Performing Arts Center, 1224 N. Husband St. Concerts are free of charge, and family and friends are welcome to attend. Please wear a mask. After your child's concert, you are welcome to take them home, or you may stay and watch the other concerts.
7th Grade Band
8:30am - 11:30am - Rehearsal in High School Orchestra Room
11:45am - 1:30pm - Lunch & change for concert
1:30pm - Students have eaten, changed into concert attire, and meet on stage for warm up
2:00pm - Concert Begins
Junior High Band
8:30am - 11:45am - Rehearsal on stage at Stillwater High School PAC
11:45am - 1:30pm - Lunch & change for concert
2:15pm - Students have eaten, changed into concert attire, and warm up in Band Room
2:45pm - Concert Begins
Senior High Band
8:30am - 11:45am - Rehearsal in Stillwater High School Band Room
11:45am - 1:30pm - Lunch
1:30pm - 2:30pm - Uniform Change time
2:45pm - Warm Up in Band Room
3:30pm - Concert Begins
Have a good concert. Drive home safely.